Coming Up Into the Light
You can only hunker down so long & then the wind dies or rushes on to some other place to do its damage & all that time you've been huddled there together holding your breath, hoping against wildest hope that up aboveground nothing you love has been blown away hoping with a deep longing the wind has cleared the air & the new light shining is there to stay
From Escaping Tornado Season by Julie Williams. Copyright © 2004 by Julie Williams. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers. No part of this book may be used or repoduced without written permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.